The NED is a seamless raster dataset from the USGS that fulfills many of the concepts of framework geospatial data as envisioned for the NSDI, allowing users to focus on analysis rather than data preparation. It is regularly maintained and updated, and it provides basic elevation data for many GIS applications. The NED is one of several seamless datasets that the USGS is making available through the Web. The techniques and approaches developed for producing, maintaining, and distributing the NED are the type that will be used for implementing the USGS National Map (http://nationalmap.usgs.gov/).
|Title||The national elevation data set|
|Authors||Dean B. Gesch, Michael J. Oimoen, Susan K. Greenlee, Charles A. Nelson, Michael J. Steuck, Dean J. Tyler|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|